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Monday Munchies: January 31 – Serving Up Nostalgia

We can’t believe it’s already the end of January, but the Monday Munchies show must go on! We’re re-starting your favourite series on the site with a whole lot of enthusiasm, starting with the announcement of new Boxtail singles (wait till you see them), an upcoming restaurant for The Star, and a Disney Inspired menu at one of our local favourite fine dining establishments in Sydney, nel. Keep your fingers crossed for a reservation at that one, but without further ado, let’s check it out!

Image: Mandatory Spirit Co.

Mandatory Spirit Co Launches Single-Serve Boxtails

Selling a mammoth 10,000 units in their first 5 days of being on shelves and running out of their 3 month supply in just over a month, Boxtails have taken Australia by storm. Following the huge success, Mandatory Spirit Co has today announced the launch of their single-serve Boxtails. The brand is treating us to their brand new, world-first, single-serve Boxtails that are the ultimate picnic party favour in an adorable Tetra Pak, whilst expanding their 2L Boxtails range.

The single-serve Boxtails will be available in:

  • Mai Tai: New to the Boxtails range and like Summer in a box. Pineapple & Orange join forces to create a bright, tropical & refreshing tipple.
  • Passionfruit Martini: A crowd favourite for the initial launch of the 2L Boxtails, now available in single-serve. The Passionfruit Martini is a fruity take on the original Martini.
  • Pink Gin Daiquiri: A spin on the classic Daiquiri with notes of strawberry partnered with the freshness of lime and pink gin. Available in 2L Boxtails and now single-serve.

If the launch of the single-serve isn’t enough for your thirsty Australians, Boxtails have announced 3 new flavours available in their signature 2L cask style boxes. The new flavours include an orange and pineapple Mai Thai, raspberry and lemon Fruit Tingle and a lime and mint Mojito.

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Karl Firla (left) and Federico Zanellato (right)

ELE by Federico and Karl Takes Over Momofuku Seiobo

The Star Sydney is set to open a new dining concept, ELE by Federico and Karl, in early Autumn. Conceptualised and lead by head chefs Federico Zanellato (Lumi Bar & Dining) and Karl Firla (Oscillate Wildly, Est, Marque), the new restaurant will take over the famed Momofuku Seiobo location at The Star, which occupied the space for the past nine years.

The progressive menu heroes Australian ingredients and producers in technique-driven dishes, and is paired with compelling visual and sound experiences that tantalise the senses – encouraging diners to switch off from the world, and immerse themselves in the moment.

“ELE introduces a completely new and exciting way for us to showcase our food. Having the projections, sounds and images around the restaurant is just another way for us to connect deeper with diners so they can immerse themselves further. With our industry facing immeasurable difficulties at present, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome diners in for a brand new dining experience,” said Federico Zanellato.

More details on the launch of ELE by Federico and Karl to come.

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Image: nel.

nel. Relaunches Disney-Inspired ‘Once Upon a Time’ Menu

Following the sell-out success of his first two menus, Chef Nelly Robinson of Sydney’s nel. Restaurant is bringing us ‘Chapter 3’ of his incredible 11-course degustation inspired by his favourite childhood Disney movies. His ‘Once Upon a Time’ menu has made global headlines for its whimsical, out of the world dishes that remind us of our favourite childhood films with his distinct creative touch.

The return of this menu on January 18 coincides with the launch of the new look nel. Restaurant following an exciting venue refurbishment over the holidays.

Highlights of the menu start with the Coco inspired ‘Day of The Dead’ and end with ‘Crème De La Edger’ sugar milk bombs inspired by The Aristocrats. Always one to flip the memories of our favourite characters on its head, Nelly will also plate up Winnie the Pooh’s best and smallest friend – Piglet before confit pork belly glazed in honey and topped off with carrots from the always gloomy Eeyore, ‘Hundred Acre Wood’ is the most delicious rendition of our favourite story you will see.

Another highlight from the menu and one that is already a firm favourite of the Man of Many team is the incredible Boo’s Best Friend (pictured)– white chocolate and mint parfait resembling Mike Wazowski’s eye topped with James P. Sullivan coloured fairy floss.

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